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We’ve made great progress in supporting local efforts in Canadian cities to adapt and implement programs that help skilled immigrants find employment in their fields of experience and study.

Thank you for your interest and support in making this possible.

ALLIES, a project jointly funded by Maytree and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, was launched to replicate Immigrant Employment Councils (IECs) across Canada with the Toronto Region Immigration Employment Council (TRIEC) as a model. The goal was to bring together local stakeholders to address the many challenges of integrating immigrants into the labour market.

Over seven years, close to a dozen new councils have been established to connect skilled immigrants with local employers by taking the support of other community, educational and government organizations.

For the latest information on immigrant employment and policy research, visit

To find local connections to immigrant talent and related programs across Canada, including immigrant employment councils, visit this page.